approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Mavis' basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Mavis Staples comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Mavis Staples - her real motivation, which describes the kind of person she is at heart and where her true priorities lie. Study this page and the next one and compare them - there may be significant differences between the two, in which case "the inner Mavis Staples" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Mavis a little better. This page describes the disguise Staples wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
She is a natural diplomat, reasonable, tolerant, fair, always willing to listen to varying viewpoints, and prepared to see the other side of an issue. Even if she strongly disagrees with someone, Mavis Staples will try to find points of similarity and agreement rather than emphasizing the differences. She often avoids taking an extreme or one-sided stance on anything. Mavis has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Mavis Staples very much wants to be liked and because of her need for approval and acceptance, Staples is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. She so much wants to please that often Mavis Staples will suppress her own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Staples' politeness is interpreted as being phony or wishy-washy.
Her need to create harmony extends to her physical environment and personal appearance as well. Mavis Staples appreciates beauty and has a natural sense of balance, symmetry, and proportion. She does everything in good taste, with a sense of style and art. From her home furnishings to her choice of clothing, everything must be aesthetically appealing, not simply functional or utilitarian.
She also feels that relationships are a form of art - one that Staples is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Mavis possesses tact and acute awareness of other people. Marriage is very significant to her and finding the right person to share her life with is extremely important. Being part of a close relationship seems natural to Mavis Staples - she is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases her self-confidence. Mavis Staples does have a tendency, however, to become overly dependent on her partner and perhaps not to develop a clearly defined identity outside of the relationship. Finding the balance between being herself and blending and uniting with another is a challenge for Mavis.
Others see Mavis Staples as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to her, this is the sort of face Staples shows to the world. She possesses personal charm and an understated, non-combative manner. Her motto could be "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar" for Mavis Staples usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
Mavis Staples appears to have a very honorable and generous attitude toward others, as if she had their best interest at heart. Because others view Staples as a tolerant, understanding and even wise person, they may also seek her counsel.
Mavis Staples appears to be sweet to other people, and she knows how to use charm, persuasion and affection rather than more direct (but possibly disagreeable) methods to get her point across. She may be overly concerned with appearances and superficial beauty, in which case Mavis Staples may also seem vain and narcissistic to others.
She is direct, honest, and to the point - some might say excessively so. However, no one has to guess who Mavis Staples is or what she wants - she is pretty much up front. Mavis radiates a refreshing enthusiasm and vigor when she is at her best. She seems to enjoy competition without taking it terribly seriously.
Mavis has penetrating insight into people and a keen eye and ear for the hidden, unspoken, behind-the-scenes facets of life. She may seem intense and make other people a bit uncomfortable at times. There is also a sexual quality in Mavis' manner which can be quite alluring, in a subtle way.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Opposition Asc.
Venus Square Asc.
Mars Trine Asc.
Pluto Sextile Asc.